Not a great value. Food was good but overpriced for brunch in Union Square.
Just stopped in as soon at they opened for Happy hour with a friend. only $7 beers and cocktails which is not a bad price. Happy hour is also available in the dining room and not just bar area which was great! I would say the food was decent but we didn't really go there to ear so that was okay. nice ambiance and friendly staff. would definitely go again!
Food is OK. Service very good. Not sure I’ll be rushing back.
It was very very noisy and crowded tables. But the food was delicious
Waitress was very good. They did not have two things that I ordered, but comped me a drink. Order the special, ribbeye, but my bad I didn't ask the price, $48. It was very fatty snd grisly. Way ovrr priced.
Waitress was rude but food came fast and was good
was good location to Vineyard theatre and a good brunch
The food here was really good, although they were out of several dishes when I went. It was CRAZY loud due to an event going on in their sister restaurant next door. It’s a small place but they fit in what they can without cramming people together.
Really liked this little gem in union square. its small but able to get a table on saturday afternoon, loved the chicken biscuit and the gravy is a must!
The food was fantastic! I really enjoyed the southern chicken thigh platter. The chicken was crispy, the gravy was rich and not salty, and the biscuit was homemade and delicious. This was supposed to be a place nearby to get a quick bite before a movie, but I will have to make a special trip to eat there again.
The food was tasty, but they should warn customers that some of the pasta entrees are quite small
Food was fantastic, service was excellent, and there is a lot of attention to detail inside the restaurant. Would recommend for a brunch outing as there is a nice southern-inspired brunch menu.
The "Impossible Burger" (a vegetarian option) was fantastic! I've never tasted another that was so close to the taste of ground sirloin.
Suits every occasion
Food was delicious and surprising. The Kale salad was simple but so flavorful. The Duck with wild rice was rich but not heavy.
Came to Ichabod’s on a whim before a concert next door. The ambience is lovely. Had some happy hour drinks, which is awesome they offer them at the tables, as most places do not. And had a bunch of bites—the chicory salad, ribs, hangar steak and tuna tartare. All were delicious!! Great little spot! And the drinks were outstanding too
Arrived on time to our reservation and even though the restaurant was half empty, the receptionist said she couldn’t seat us yet. So we sat immediately at the bar and ordered. Ten minutes even after we ordered dinner, the receptionist said our table was ready. For that, we won’t be back.
Good food, service and value
We were there early on a Saturday. Food was quite good, but the noise level was terrible. Tables are very close together; the group next to us was somewhat drunk and yelling at each other. The service was intermittent. Dinner was exhausting. A shame, because the food was good. We will not return or recommend.
We made the reservation, but when we got there the restaurant was closed...leaving us scrambling to find another alternative during a busy time of night. What good is the service if it's not providing accurate information on a basic level?
Amazing restaurant! Very romantic and great ambiance.
We were looking for a good brunch before a movie near Union Square. Ichabod's menu and prices were appealing and we were not disappointed. My husband's fried chicken and biscuits were generous and delicious. I had the diner breakfast which was equally good. Service friendly but not intrusive, and the ambiance was cozy and attractive.
Always a great dinner and impeccable service..a must try. I'm never disappointed
This place is excellent: food is great, as is the service.
The food was excellent the service was great really fun time
We had brunch food. Everyone was happy with their food. (The french toast was very tasty.)
We did not like the fact that although we arrived on time for our reservation, which had been confirmed by the restaurant twice, we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. There were 4 of us and when we did get a table it was situated in an awkward spot which made it difficult for all of us to talk to each other. It was very noisy and we had to ask for water and coffee several times before it arrived.
If you like noisy, crowded places with good food, then it is fine.
Awful. Never leave reviews but this was really bad.
We were a party of 3 and squeezed into a table by the front door. Every time someone opened it, it was freezing. Servers kept walking behind my chair and so I couldn't keep my jacket close to me. We ordered 3 apps and 3 entrees and told the server we were planning on sharing everything. Instead of asking us if we would like to course it our or coursing it herself, they sent us every dish that we ordered. When we asked her to slow it down she said it was busy and the kitchen was trying to get us everything. We felt rushed and uncomfortable. Then we asked to cancel one of our dishes because there was so much food on the table and we didn't feel the need to spend anymore money there. She told us the kitchen had already started working on it and then the manager came over and told us she didn't think she could cancel it without even walking back into the kitchen. All in all, the food was delicious and our $75 bottle of wine was nice, but the service was so strange and awkward I wouldn't recommend or return.
A charming little spot with friendly service and probably the best burger I've had in quite a while. I would recommend this place highly to anyone.
The restaurant is adorable. The staff was friendly, the service was great and the location was convenient for friends from Brooklyn and UWS.
My only complaint was in my lack of planning as I didn't look at the menu in advance when it was recommended and there were very few options for a vegetarian aside from the kale salad. I ordered the cheese grits and 2 pouched eggs. The grits were TOO DIE for - which coming from a Southerner is high praise - but an hour later I needed to eat again. My friend who is also vegetarian got the eggs benedict and they were happy to leave off the canadian bacon. The mimosas and Bloody Mary's were great and our waitress was super fun and engaging.
I'd definitely recommend the restaurant for a meal or just a fun place to grab a drink but check the menu if you are vegan or have a limited diet.
Pleasant. One misleading menu item but otherwise excellent experience
Music too loud
Lighting did not add to ambiance. Just too dark to read the menu
Excellent french toast and grits. Coffee bitter and need to add tea selection. But would go back for the food.
It was ok. The hostess was a little odd and not that efficient - she left a mass of people crammed into the waiting area when the restaurant was pretty empty. The coffee was undrinkable - they don't have an espresso machine so it's the drip or nothing, so we chose nothing. It really was terrible, bitter and burnt tasting, even though they said it was freshly brewed. They only had chai tea as they'd run out of teabags, so we had oj and hot water with lemon. Our waitress was great, and the food was good, so I'd probably recommend it to people if they're in the area and want a fairly reasonable brunch, but it wasn't amazing.
We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and seated right away. Our server was attentive and helpful. The Burrata appetizer was great, Cheeseburger and Fish Roe pasta entrées also excellent, Desserts were meh. I’d go back in a heartbeat.
My first impression was negative. When I arrived, I was asked to wait in a tiny space by the door until my dinner companion arrived. If I have a reservation, why am I standing? After several minutes of eyeing empty tables, I finally asked to be seated, and I was seated right behind the hostess podium...where my husband kept getting jostled. All that quickly changed -- our waitress was delightful. The wine by the glass selection is quality and the squash dumplings are just ..well....worth a repeat. Hubby's cheeseburger and fries were excellent. Medium rare came out medium rare. I would happily dine here again next time I am in the neighborhood.
I made a reservation for 6:00 for 11/17. I received a confirmation email from Open Table for that 6:00 reservation. Then a reminder email the day of the reservation. Then when we showed up on time for that 6:00 reservation, the hostess at Ichabod’s told us we were 45 minutes late and they could no longer honor our reservation, even though most of the restaurant was empty and we were ON TIME for our 6:00 reservation. I was confused and was certain they were wrong, I seriously thought I had lost my mind because I knew without a doubt that I did not make a 5:15 reservation. She actually said to me, “i can assure you that it was a 5:15 reservation. In any case, with much ado and grumbling from the hostess about how tight it was going to be in the still empty restaurant, she offered to “squeeze us in”. She made us feel unwelcome and that we were somehow imposing. We had a concert to attend next door so we suffered through It because of time constraints.
Long story long, I just decided tonight to check my emails to confirm that I indeed am sane and found the 2 emails showing my 6:00 reservation from Open Table for 11/17/17
Our server was actually very sweet and efficient. The food was just ok at best.
Before you read on, allow me to disclose that I think this is only my 2nd-ever review on OpenTable. I mean, seriously, who's got the time?!! That said, I am making the time for this gem of a restaurant. I came here out of circumstance, not knowledge. I was attending a concert next door at Irving Plaza and literally went to Google Maps to see what nearby. Lo and behold, Ichabod's is next door. For you mid-40s folks, I believe is the site of the old Galaxy from the mid-90s. It now looks nothing like it. Instead, it is warm and rustic and cozy with distressed wood and amber lights abound. The sort of place you want to move into when fall descends or early winter shows its face. The menu is full of crowd-pleasers, each seemingly with a twist -- and not the sort of variation that gilds the lily, rather a tweak that shows someone in the kitchen is really thinking about how to elevate the dish rather than just peacock. For instance, ubiquitous starters like fried calamari and shishito peppers (a side, here) both benefit from embellishments. The calamari was mixed with pickled peppers, arugula and - wait for it - slivers of salami to add more chew and a salty note. The blistered peppers had a sweet and sticky sauce to temper the heat. And then there was the brick chicken, which I honestly think was the best I'd ever had! Crispy on the outside, moist and succulent and juicy on the inside, with an assertive (tarragon?) jus. Besides the expected - yet still delicious - fingerlings, this bird also came with a sidecar of slaw. I must admit that I'd never seen slaw accompany any preparation if chicken other than fried, however, it was a perfect (and crunchy) accent. It's hard to get so jazzed over chicken, but I intend to return just for this dish. Don't sleep on Ichabod's. Whoever is cooking is doing so with love and passion and it is reflected in the menu and execution. Moreover, the service staff is efficient and genuinely warm & affable. O, one more thing - killer cocktails!